The City Prosecutor prosecutes violations of City ordinances, which include most traffic offenses charged in the City of St. Joseph (speeding, accidents, driving while revoked, and first offense DWI). It may also include minor misdemeanor crimes such as trespassing, property destruction, disturbing the peace, and assaults not involving serious injury.
*NOTE: The Buchanan County Prosecutor has a separate office and prosecutes more serious offenses charged under State law, which include violent crimes, felonies, most drug-related offenses, serious assaults, and repeat DWI offenses. The Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney's Office also prosecutes traffic and speeding tickets and other violations outside City limits. All bad check charges are handled by the County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.